|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1857|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1919|
Married to Melvina Jones on February 20, 1878 in Martin County, IN.
Married to Rachel H. Jones (a first cousin of his 1st wife) on April 1, 1888 in Martin County, IN.
The Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) reported "Early Wednesday morning the death angel which had been hovering over the Roland home in this city for weeks took the father to join the file who died last Saturday. Both had been stricken with influenza and pneumonia and for more than a week were delirious or unconscious and their departure was expected hourly for the last few days. Mr. Roland had been an active business man of this city for many years being engaged in mercantile business. He took up the practice of law a few years ago. He was associated with Will H. Talbott under the title of Talbott & Roland. He served a term in the lower house of the State Legislature and at his death was Clerk and Treasurer of the town of French Lick. Mr. and Mrs. Roland were quiet unassuming people and loved and respected by all who knew them. The children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this loss of both parents."
The Springs Valley Herald (Feb. 20, 1919) reported "Miles Roland, son of Edward and Marinda Roland, was born near Marietta, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1857 and departed this life at French Lick, Ind., Feb. 12, 1919 aged 61 years, 11 months and 24 days. When he was eight years old he came with his parents to Indiana and settled in Northwest township where he grew to manhood. He was married to Melvina Jones in March 1878 and to this union were born four children, three of whom are living, the other dying in infancy. The mother died June 6, 1885. He was married a second time to Rachel Jones who preceded him in death four days. To this last marriage were born four children all of whom survive. In his young manhood he became a teacher in the common schools and followed this profession in Orange and Martin counties for 18 years. In 1891 he formed a partnership with Frank P. Lytle and engaged in mercantile business at Roland, Ind. and later joined his brothers in the same business where he continued until about 1895, when he came to French Lick and formed a partnership with John T. Stout of Paoli, Ind. under the firm name of Stout & Roland and opened a general store on what is now the Star Store corner. This firm continued in business until 1906 when they sold out the business and Mr. Roland took up the practice of law. In the year 1908 he formed a law partnership with Will H. Talbott which continued until his death. Many of the years of his life has been spent in public office where he served the public well. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1913 and has been the attorney for the Town of French Lick for several years past and at the time of his death was serving as Clerk and Treasurer of the town. He united with the Christian church in early manhood and was one of the founders of what is now know as the Antioch church and was active in the affairs of that church as long as he lived in that community. He with his wife became charter members of the First Christian Church in French Lick and continued in that relation until death called him. He was an upright and useful citizen during all of his life and in many ways his place will be hard to fill. He was possessed of a wonderful degree of patience and took a special delight in looking after the most tedious details of all that he undertook and always tried to serve well all who came to him. As a husband and father he was devoted and on of his children paid him the highest tribute that can be paid any parent when it was said, He was a good father. His going is doubly sad as it breaks up the home and when the youngest son is permitted to return he will greet neither father nor mother who sent him out to defend his country. The following children survive him: Mrs. John Peterson of St. Louis, Mo., Charles E. Roland of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Ethel Bruner of Clark, Mont., Homer of St. Louis, Mo., Austin of Louisville, Ky., Orville with the American Army in Germany, and Grace Evelyn with her sister Mrs. Peterson. Besides these he leaves four grand children, an aged mother and two brothers, George Roland of this county and Harry Roland of Illinois, with many other relatives and friends who will mourn his death."
Edward Roland (1833 - 1911)
Marinda Roland (1833 - 1924)
Melvina Jones Roland (1861 - 1886)
Rachel H. Jones Roland (1863 - 1919)
Abie Roland (1883 - 1884)*
Ames Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Robert Lane
Record added: Sep 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42479173
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